What CHROs can do to shape the world of work in 2023

Taking place on December 1, the CHRO Series Singapore will discuss topics such as building a talent management strategy that embraces innovation.
By: | November 29, 2022

In reimagining work in a post-pandemic world, the role of the CHRO has increased exponentially in terms of visibility, impact, and recognition over the past two years.

As organisations’ expectations increase, CHROs are responsible for identifying and implementing new strategies and initiatives, including embracing hybrid work models and redefining office and culture roles, all while managing disruption in the talent supply chain.

To help CHROs lead change across their organisation, HRM Asia is organising CHRO Series Singapore, which is taking place on 1 December 2022 at Shangri-La Singapore, bringing together more than 200 leading CHROS across industries to discuss strategies for driving human capital management and explore the latest work models in a post-pandemic era.

Kicking off CHRO Series Singapore is a fireside chat between Alvin Goh, Executive Director, Singapore Human Resources Institute; and Shree Mogan, Council Member of the ASEAN Human Development Organisation (AHDO).

Titled The Role of CHROs In Singapore and ASEAN And the Evolving Labour Market Dynamics Of 2023, the fireside chat will examine the key priorities that will shape work in 2023 and how CHROs can manage them.

As digital transformation continues to accelerate, technologies such as automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are increasingly being adopted in the workplace. In this new era of work, HR leaders are asking themselves what lies ahead as to look to create value for their organisations.

In his session titled, Delivering Quantifiable Value Through HR Transformation, Rob Squires, VP Regional Head, Asia and Japan, Ceridian, will share insights into how HR leaders can maximise their capabilities to deliver value and share best practices with their peers.

Squires told HRM Asia, “We have seen global market shifts in 2020, accelerating digital transformation and faster adoption of automation and AI. HR leaders are at the forefront of this new era of work, and they must help their organisations be ready for today ad what lies ahead.”

The labour market is now more competitive than ever and the search for talent is increasingly challenging for CHROs. What can CHROs do to improve the recruiting function and their roles to make hiring more successful?

For answers, join David Harden, Senior Vice President, Client Success, Paradox, during his session titled, Faster and Better: How Global Organisations Are Improving Recruitment Efficiency with Automation, as he discusses issues such as how organisations can leverage technology and automation to optimise recruiter workload and efficiency.

Kim Chua, Director of Student Success, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, will be moderating a panel discussion titled Optimising Your Talent Pool with A Multigenerational Workforce. She will be joined by Low Peck Kem, CHRO and Advisor (Workforce Development), Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore; and Angelina Chua, Head of People and Culture, Asia Pacific South, SIG Group, as they reveal the keys to creating a motivated and cohesive multigenerational workforce.

Other highlights at CHRO Series Singapore include presentations by Mike Warren, RVP Sales, Asia Pacific, Docebo, titled Skills, Culture and Learning Experience, and Associate Professor R Brian Stone, College of Design and Engineering, Division of Industrial Design, National University of Singapore, on User Experience Design for HR Leaders.

Warren will examine how organisations can create a future-facing learning ecosystem by transforming employees’ mindsets, capabilities, and resilience, while Stone will discuss the relevance of user experience to HR managers in elevating perceptions concerning communication, usefulness, desirability, and performance.

To provide more insights into the importance of embracing diversity and inclusion, and how HR leaders can make workplaces welcoming for all, Dr Vinika D. Rao, Executive Director, INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute, Gender Initiatives and Africa Initiative, and Asia Director, Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society, INSEAD; and Hosea Lai, Senior Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Applied Materials Asia Pacific will engage in a fireside chat.

Also joining CHRO Series Singapore is Adrian Seligman, Executive Board Member, Top Employers Institute. During his session titled, titled Unleashing the Power of the “Involved” Employee, Seligman will discuss how organsiations can unleash the potential of employees to improve engagement and productivity.

Lim Huishan, General Manager, Singapore and Philippines, FastCo, in her session titled, Is a Blended Workforce A Way to Go? – Navigate and Leverage the Gig Economy, will highlight the challenges of starting, implementing, and managing a blende workforce.

For more insights into the hiring trends of today and tomorrow, join Chew Siew Mee, Managing Director, JobStreet Singapore; and Daniel Peh, Director of Sales, JobStreet Singapore in their session titled, Putting People First: Winning the War for Talent.

The concluding session at CHRO Series Singapore will be a panel discussion titled, Talent Trends and Predictions for HR Leaders in 2023. Moderated by Shenton Sng, Vice President, Human Resources Division, SPH Media Limited, the session will provide key tips for HR leaders to create successful people and business strategies in 2023.

Sng will be joined by Effi Zhang, Head of People, Think Academy International Education, a subsidiary of TAL Education Group; and Jonathan Stewart, Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Enabling Functions, Kantar.

Click here to find out more about how CHROs are shaping the labour market in 2023 and beyond.